About Heroes on the Water
Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides recreational wellness experiences. Our primary modality is kayak fishing which has proven cognitive and emotional benefits. These programs incorporate structured activities in a pressure-free environment creating opportunities for community building and personal healing. Our participants receive much needed camaraderie and support.
Our events are organized by a dedicated group of volunteers at no cost to participants or their families. There is no prior experience or equipment required. Recurring activities provide participants with consistent access to healing support as well as involvement in a community of people with shared experiences.
In 2018, we officially expanded our services to include first responders and their families. Heroes on the Water programs are proven to be effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, increasing healing of traumatic brain injury, and improving overall well-being for participants. Our goal is to provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic and impact their community in a healthy and lasting way.